Zucchini Banana Bread


Shredded zucchini and mashed banana complement each other and ensure that this wholesome loaf stays nice and moist. The banana adds sweetness to this quick-bread mashup for just the right flavor without too much added sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 loaf


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup canola oil or melted unsalted butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)

  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Whisk eggs, sugar, oil (or melted butter) and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in zucchini and banana until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto a rack to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Zucchini Banana Bread


To make ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or wrap in plastic wrap, then foil, and freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 91IU 2%
Vitamin C 5mg 5%
Folate 26mcg 7%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 145mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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